ASUS has just introduced a new series of smartphone that will probably make the selfie-addicts jump for joy. The ZenFone Selfie is actually just the ZenFone 2 but the front-facing camera has been improved for better selfies. ASUS also changed the chipset from an Intel Atom to a Snapdragon 615 octa-core chip–something we all learned would happen last month.

The selfie camera now boasts of a 13MP resolution, 88-degree field of view, Dual LED Real Tone Flash, and an f/2.2 aperture. Making this and ideal smartphone for taking selfies are the following: PixelMaster Selfie technology with Blacklight Super HDR that improves balance, ZenMotion that lets you just swipe S for selfies, the Beautification mode that lets you edit and create flawless-looking photos, the dual-LED Real Tone flash, and the 4x sensitivity in low-light conditions for the front-facing cam.

The new ZenFone selfie also boasts of the Selfie Panorama that lets you take 140-degree panoramic selfies. As for the main camera, it impresses with a laser auto-focus technology for clarity and macro focus up to 6cm. Phone also comes with the same 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display screen.

Aesthetic-wise, the phone features an ergonomic arc design with intuitive rear selfie button. New ASUS ZenFone 2 comes in white and pink and blue pastel colors. As with the ASUS ZenWatch 2, we have no details on pricing and availability yet.

Zenfone Selfie (ZD551KL) specifications:

– OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
– Size: 156.5 x 77.2 x 10.8 mm
– Weight: 170g
– Display: 5.5″ Full HD (1920 x 1080), Gorilla Glass 4
– Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
– RAM: 2GB or 3GB
– Internal Storage: 16/32GB
– Camera: 13MP (rear) + 13MP (front), dual tone flash LED, laser auto focus
– Connectivity: WiFi b/g/n/ac / Bluetooth 4.0
– Navigation: GPS, GLONASS
– Battery: 3000 mAh
– Others: Barometer sensor, 4G LTE



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